Walk and Don't Look Back
This is Conlan. He is my son, he is a brother, a grandson, a nephew. He always will be, but now, just in a different way. Conlan lived with Bipolar II, PTSD, and was also trying to manage pain caused by a number of work-related injuries. He was 19 when we lost him in December last year. I wasn't going to write a blog but I've always taken the position since Conlan died that I wanted his passing to have meaning for others. I hope that sharing this little piece of our story that greater awareness around adolescent mental health improves in some small way. That is why I am doing this walk. I'm still walking forward, but you always look back when you lose a child. I'm participating with Team FTC, all of whom have been a massive support to myself and my family. Thank you for reading.
Help me create a mentally healthier world
On the 12th October this year, I’m lacing up my walking shoes and taking on a half marathon for the Black Dog Institute
I’m raising funds to help change these statistics:
- 1 in 5 Australians experience a mental illness each year
- 65% of those do not seek help
- Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-45
The leading cause of death! That’s unbelievable and it needs to change.
Together, we can remove the stigma around mental illness and create a mentally healthier world. Please donate today!
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